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I-90 closed near Blue Earth due to crash

BLUE EARTH, Minn. (KEYC) - A portion of I-90 near Blue Earth has closed due to a crash. The Minnesota Department of Transportations says eastbound I-90 west of Blue Earth is temporarily closed due to a crash. Traffic is being detoured; drivers are encouraged to use alternate routes. For updated...
BLUE EARTH, MN
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Search on for teen missing in Waseca

WASECA, Minn. – Police are asking for the public’s help to find a missing teen. The Waseca Police Department says Maria Magana-Torres, 16, left her home Monday afternoon and hasn’t been seen since. Investigators say they think she is still in the Waseca area. Anyone with information...
WASECA, MN
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Prison sentence for man who attacked woman in Ventura

MASON CITY, Iowa – Attacking a woman is sending a Kensett man to prison. John Daniel Murphy, 30, has been sentenced to up to 10 years behind bars for pleading guilty to first-degree theft. Police said Murphy beat and robbed a woman in Ventura on March 31. He was...
VENTURA, IA
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Audrey Fay (Nelson) Severson

Audrey Fay (Nelson) Severson died in the arms of her daughter at Thorncrest Senior Living Community on Sunday, June 26, 2022, of natural causes. A funeral will be held on Tuesday, July 5, 2022, at 11AM at Bonnerup Funeral & Cremation Services in Albert Lea. The family will receive friends at a visitation one hour prior to the service.
ALBERT LEA, MN
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Kath eyes Chateau glory

Ellendale’s Kadden Kath has been off to a blistering start in the Chateau Speedway points standings during the 2022 season with 623 points to his name through just six races. Kath, who competes in the WISSOTA Midwest Mods division, has accrued two wins as well as six top-five and...
ELLENDALE, MN
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New Conagra vegetable processing plant opens in Waseca

WASECA, Minn. (KEYC) - Conagra Brands, Inc. opens its new state-of-the-art vegetable processing plant in Waseca. The new $300 million, 245,000 square foot Birds Eye facility processes fresh vegetables to support Conagra’s frozen meals business. “With the state of employment and the way things are going these days, what...
WASECA, MN
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A new option for childcare

It’s a project unlike any in the area, and it’s open for business. Leo Augusta Children’s Academy in Blooming Prairie has started welcoming families, on the heels of its final round of inspections and licensing by the Minnesota Department of Human Services. The first children came through the doors June 23.
BLOOMING PRAIRIE, MN
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New Birds Eye facility opens in Waseca

Minnesota’s Department of Employment and Economic Development is awarding $4 million statewide for similar projects. Mankato Planning Commission considering proposal for indoor golf facility. Updated: 1 hour ago. Mankato’s Planning Commission is considering a request for a conditional use permit for an indoor golf and entertainment venue. Mankato...
MANKATO, MN
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Northwood woman charged with lying to get thousands of dollars in state aid

NORTHWOOD, Iowa – A Worth County woman is accused of cheating the State of Iowa out of housing and food assistance. Jennifer Hope Mikesell, 45 of Northwood, is charged with ongoing criminal conduct, first-degree theft, and first-degree fraudulent practice. She’s accused of lying to the Iowa Department of Human Services to receive $10,067 in aid.
NORTHWOOD, IA
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Infrasound Announces Dates for Equinox Edition This Fall

Infrasound Equinox is set to return for another surreal weekend at Harmony Park Music Garden in Clarks Grove, MN on October 6-9. Known for its unique lineups, top-notch production, and designer sound systems, Infrasound Music Festival is an intimate gathering where everyone is family. Additionally, camping under the oaks nestled right between all of the stages is a dream and part of what makes this event so special.
CLARKS GROVE, MN
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Inmate charged in fellow inmate’s death at Thomson prison

THOMPSON, Ill. (KWQC) - A United States Penitentiary Thompson inmate was indicted Tuesday by a federal grand jury on murder, assault, and possession of a weapon after the death of another inmate. Houston A. Clyde, 25, is charged with second-degree murder, assault resulting in serious bodily injury and possession of...
ROCKFORD, IL
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Geraldine “Gerri” Janice Mendenhall

Geraldine “Gerri” Janice Mendenhall, 79, of New Richland, passed away peacefully with her family by her side on Sunday, June 26, 2022, at Homestead Hospice House in Owatonna, MN. A visitation celebrating her life will be held at Friedrich’s Funeral Home in New Richland on Thursday, June 30, from 4-7 pm with a private family graveside service at St. John’s Lutheran Cemetery Willow Creek North on July 1 at 10 am.
NEW RICHLAND, MN
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Jay Enderson with the Albert Lea American Legion Baseball team

Aaron talked with Jay Enderson about the Albert Lea American Legion Baseball team going 3-1 at the Firecracker tournament in Rochester over the weekend, and Wednesday’s game at home against the Rochester A’s and Thursday’s game at home against Owatonna. Both games start at 6:30.
ALBERT LEA, MN
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Conagra opens new facility to support Birds Eye brand and frozen meals business

Conagra Brands has opened a new 245,000-square-foot 'state-of-the-art' vegetable and rice processing facility to support its growing frozen foods business and national Birds Eye brand. Located in Waseca, Minnesota, the new facility replaces a 92-year-old factory and will provide approximately 20% more capacity for processing vegetables with a focus on...
WASECA, MN
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